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Daughter and Grandson Arrested in Will County Woman’s Death

The daughter and grandson of a 91-year-old woman have been arrested on elderly neglect charges as a result of the woman’s death. The police arrested the two after suspecting that the elderly woman had been dead for some time before the authorities were notified. The suspicious conditions surrounding the woman’s death led to an autopsy. The autopsy revealed that the cause of death was “inanition and dehydration due to elder neglect.” This means that the woman’s death was caused by lack of food and water. The coroner even went as far as ruling the victim’s death a homicide. The two were charged in Will County, Illinois with two counts of criminal neglect of an elderly person and financial exploitation of an elderly person. Investigations had reveled that the two had taken money from the woman’s accounts. Unfortunately, elderly abuse oftentimes comes at the hands of a family member. To read more about the Illinois elder neglect, please click the link.